DNS SRV Records for HTTP

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Author Cullen Jennings 
Last updated 2009-03-08
Stream (None)
Intended RFC status (None)
Expired & archived
plain text html xml pdf htmlized bibtex
Stream Stream state (No stream defined)
Consensus Boilerplate Unknown
RFC Editor Note (None)
IESG IESG state Expired
Telechat date
Responsible AD (None)
Send notices to (None)

This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft can be found at


This document specifies a new URI scheme called http+srv which uses a DNS SRV lookup to locate a HTTP server. The http+srv scheme operates in the same way as an http scheme but instead of the normal DNS lookup that a http scheme would use, it first tries an DNS SRV lookup. This memo also defines a https+srv scheme that operates in the same was as an https URI but uses DNS SRV lookups. The draft is being discussed on the apps-discuss@ietf.org list.


Cullen Jennings (fluffy@cisco.com)

(Note: The e-mail addresses provided for the authors of this Internet-Draft may no longer be valid.)